I would chase after you to stop you running away but I'm afraid my walking stick would trip me up. It has a tendency to do that even when I'm walking. I do use a stick you know, I even have a photo to prove it.
See? I'm the one on the right in pink in case you wondered. Don't ask me how I walked in those shoes I have no idea. I can only say that it must have been a gift from God to allow me to look a little glamorous for my dear son's wedding to his soul mate. I'm very thankful too. :) And Correne's shoes were even higher believe me.
Anyway, I digress. For those of you who haven't run away. As I was sitting sewing this morning I was thinking how therapeutic I find hand sewing. Somehow, the regular rhythm of the needle soothes me and I can feel my shoulders moving down from somewhere near my ears to their rightful place.
Far and away my most favourite hand sewing of choice would have to be the hexie. Was that a cheer I heard? :) I have spent many happy hours these last couple of years sewing little hexagons and making them into various items and I don't seem to get bored with them. I do need a change occasionally but am always happy to go back to them after a little break.
So, I thought that, now I seem to have cracked the - photograph in the right place nonsense - (generally), I'd inflict a few more pictures on you of the 'things wot I have made'. you know, in the spirit of friendship and all that? :)
Ok, so the birdie isn't a made of hexies but, in my defence, he was made by hand! Pretty Liberty lawn hexie wreaths given as presentsfor Christmas tree decorations.
Hmmm, there was I thinking I was so clever. I can't turn this picture round so you'll have to lie down on your side to look at it! I love Aneela Hoey's designs and had such a lot of fun making Christmas presents with her Walk in the Woods fabrics. I cut out two fabric hexies, one 1/4inch smaller all round than the other and sandwiched a piece of batting between the two pieces and then folded the bigger one over and sewed it down. This little bowl is sitting on the shelf in Correne's new sewing room now. :)
Some might say I completely ruined a nice wall hanging by adding Sun Bonnet Sue to it but I thought it was cute. Fortunately, as it was for her, so did Seraphina, my nephew's little girl (the lucky recipient of Correne's amazing Red Riding Hood cape) .
Not many more to go now. I promise. This is my latest finish and I love it. Fig Tree's Strawberry Fields fabrics and Osnaburg background using Katie's Hexy MF Quilt design (which I keep getting completely wrong and calling a Hexy FM Quilt)!! I blame my age, of course.
Talking of being a numpty, we were viewing a pretty old cottage the other weekend and I was so busy looking out of the window at the garden I put my foot in the dog's water bowl and turned it upside down. I tell you, I shouldn't be let out! They were very nice about it, even when I used up all of their kitchen towel mopping the water up off the floor. :)
Well folks, if you've stayed with me so far you deserve a medal. Thank you so much for putting up with me I really do appreciate it. I'd love to know which part of sewing is therapeutic and relaxing for you. Hope you had a great weekend. Happy sewing. Yvonne Xxx